212 aftershocks reported since Wednesday’s earthquake in Magna

Local News

MAGNA, Utah (ABC4 News) – According to the University of Utah Seismograph Stations, we had 212 aftershocks following Wednesdays 5.7 earthquake in Magna.

In a tweet issued by the UUSS, they said the largest was the 5.7 magnitude that shook Utahn’s around the state at 7:09 a.m. There have been 26 aftershocks of M3 or larger, and a 4.6 aftershock around 1:20 p.m. Wednesday.

The remaining aftershocks all happened from March 18 – 20.

Rumors spread quickly on Wednesday that a larger earthquake was likely, causing much anxiety and fear for many individuals, but specialists were quick to jump in and offer some insight:

However an updated forecast by the United States Geological Survey shows a 1% Chance of Aftershock Above 5.7

The USGS said over the next week there is a less than 1 percent chance of one or more aftershocks that are larger than magnitude 5.7. It is likely that there will be many smaller earthquakes over the next week, with 0 to 240 magnitude 3 or higher aftershocks.

The event was widely felt, with over 35,000 “Did You Feel It?” reports submitted. The earthquake caused damage to some structures and left thousands temporarily without power.

What others are clicking on:

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.